Foot and Mouth Disease for Aussie Farmers
When do we go into prevention mode and not waiting until it hits our shores. Foot and Mouth Disease could be caused by a dirty thong (flip flop for non Aussies). After the last 5 years for farmers has been difficult navigating a prolonged drought, supply chains in a pandemic and pressure to continue to put food on the tables domestically and internationally.
Farms Advice Podcast generally likes to stick to all things farm and less politically but we as farmers, are calling on the government to take stance as we have done all we can do ON-FARM! I saw yesterday the idea of foot bathing passengers on entry from Indonesia but shortly shot down that idea as a child could fall in. Not sure what size feet they think we have…
As a podcast advocating for a greater outlook for Aussie farmers we think this is our greatest threat for livestock producers.
So what can be done about the current situation in Indonesia for Australia livestock industry and beyond. We can not go into this narrow sited as we will not be the only country that will be impacted by the FMD outbreak. Other countries that are FMD free include:
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Honduras||Portugal|
|El Salvador||Mauritius||United Kingdom|
|Estonia||Mexico||United States of America|
|Former Yug. Rep. of Macedonia||Netherlands|
Head to these important links to get more information on what you can do: